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Title: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 06, 2010, 08:26:34 PM
Noticed a new one just now.. "Conspiracy King"..

Who is it over there that thinks using the *neck voice is a good idea ?

*somewhere between a grunt and belch, sounds a lot like the sounds a constipated person may make while encouraging bowel movement.

Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 06, 2010, 09:31:57 PM
I think possibly it's the "yesiamtalkingtoyou.com"
That shit's funny.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 06, 2010, 11:47:51 PM
There have been many bad ones, but ON YOUR FEET takes the cake - using a libertarian / Anarcho-Capitalist show to push guvmint baby killer benefits... pure lulz!  And tears...
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: spicynujac on January 07, 2010, 12:13:38 AM
Haha, yes I agree.  Anything short of the guvmint itself taking out ads to get you to complete the full Census survey would be hard to top this one.  However, as far as best ads go, the Manchester Brewing ones always make me chuckle, although I don't know why they are advertising to a national audience.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 07, 2010, 12:27:46 AM
Man, if I hadn't quit drinking (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=31494) and gone into deep tax resistance mode (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=31739), I'd be Manchester Brewing's #1 customer right now!  I'm a big Russian fucker - beer goes through me like water!  ;)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: error on January 07, 2010, 01:00:47 PM
Haha, yes I agree.  Anything short of the guvmint itself taking out ads to get you to complete the full Census survey would be hard to top this one.  However, as far as best ads go, the Manchester Brewing ones always make me chuckle, although I don't know why they are advertising to a national audience.

Because, ironically, it's often easier, and even more profitable, for them to sell out-of-state. And they support FTL.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: ForumTroll on January 07, 2010, 01:04:05 PM
Because, ironically, it's often easier, and even more profitable, for them to sell out-of-state.

Tell me where they are available out of state or where their order page is thanks.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 07, 2010, 01:25:59 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Osborne on January 07, 2010, 02:59:39 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.

As far as I know, you can't.

I'm pretty sure the reason we are advertising is for our own amusement and the fact that Mark and Ian don't mind being paid in beer.

Manchester brews are sold in NH, MA, and VT. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask your retailer to carry it.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 07, 2010, 04:57:11 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.

As far as I know, you can't.

I'm pretty sure the reason we are advertising is for our own amusement and the fact that Mark and Ian don't mind being paid in beer.

Manchester brews are sold in NH, MA, and VT. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask your retailer to carry it.

Doh!  No beer :(
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 07, 2010, 05:10:16 PM
Yet another reason to move to NH.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 07, 2010, 05:23:44 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.

As far as I know, you can't.

I'm pretty sure the reason we are advertising is for our own amusement and the fact that Mark and Ian don't mind being paid in beer.

Manchester brews are sold in NH, MA, and VT. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask your retailer to carry it.

Might be time for some civil disobedience.  Might have to start shipping it out of state in un-marked crates.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: blackie on January 07, 2010, 05:26:42 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.

As far as I know, you can't.

I'm pretty sure the reason we are advertising is for our own amusement and the fact that Mark and Ian don't mind being paid in beer.

Manchester brews are sold in NH, MA, and VT. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask your retailer to carry it.

Might be time for some civil disobedience.  Might have to start shipping it out of state in un-marked crates.
Make sure to include firearms and tobacco in the crates.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 07, 2010, 05:28:25 PM
me like beer too.  How do i order.

As far as I know, you can't.

I'm pretty sure the reason we are advertising is for our own amusement and the fact that Mark and Ian don't mind being paid in beer.

Manchester brews are sold in NH, MA, and VT. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask your retailer to carry it.

Might be time for some civil disobedience.  Might have to start shipping it out of state in un-marked crates.

I like that thought!  I can paypal you guys along with a photo I.D. of my big brother, then you send me beer.  I promise I'm not an agent.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 07, 2010, 10:38:13 PM
Back to the worst ads...what about that one where it was totally gibberish and distorted and we had to have an entire thread on here to decipher it?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 07, 2010, 11:50:08 PM
It'd have to be some damn good beer to pay the shipping on a case. 
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 08, 2010, 01:05:34 AM
Some would say that the only bad ad is the one whose check bounced.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: error on January 08, 2010, 01:45:51 AM
Don't forget the explosives. They're great at making sure the beer bottles don't bump into each other and break.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 08, 2010, 03:24:49 AM
I LOVE ALL THEIR ADS THEY ARE GREAT FUCK YOU



just helping Jay, he can't be everywhere. 
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: ForumTroll on January 08, 2010, 10:53:18 AM
lol
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 08, 2010, 08:38:00 PM
Ha!

So who is the "neck voice" anyway? I think it must be the same guy in a few ads I've heard, including an FTL promo.

I don't care much about what the ads are pushing, I kinda have all advertising on a permanent mental automatic tune out- but I do pay attention to how ads are produced.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 08, 2010, 09:10:51 PM
I have a new contender for the "worst ad" category: 1 hour and 44 minutes into the Jan 7th podcast it was mentioned that one advertiser has quit the show specifically because of Ian's rational position on child sexuality.  Any idea which advertiser that was?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 09, 2010, 01:29:00 AM
I have a new contender for the "worst ad" category: 1 hour and 44 minutes into the Jan 7th podcast it was mentioned that one advertiser has quit the show specifically because of Ian's rational position on child sexuality.  Any idea which advertiser that was?
The Free State Project?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 09, 2010, 01:45:14 AM
:shock:

Can anyone confirm?

I guess that would be another example of FSP Inc being an irrelevant fly on the back of the real Free State Project - a decentralized movement that it doesn't control or intrinsically motivate.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 09, 2010, 02:49:51 AM
I have a new contender for the "worst ad" category: 1 hour and 44 minutes into the Jan 7th podcast it was mentioned that one advertiser has quit the show specifically because of Ian's rational position on child sexuality.  Any idea which advertiser that was?
The Free State Project?

I'm a little behind on the podcasts, but if it's the FSP you would have noticed there absence in ads by now right?  Or do you think contracts have to carry out for the time allotted, then they'll peace out?

More likely it's the "our family tips",
You know the one  that goes, (paraphrasing from memory):

"Our tip today is how to get your child to eat healthy food.  At dinner time give your child a choice between two healthy options.  Chances are, it's not the food he's against but rather being forced to eat something he has no choice about, so give them the choice between brussels sprouts and their boyfriends jism. This tip was brought to you by blah blah blah."
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 09, 2010, 04:15:15 AM
:shock:

Can anyone confirm?

I guess that would be another example of FSP Inc being an irrelevant fly on the back of the real Free State Project - a decentralized movement that it doesn't control or intrinsically motivate.


If they drop FTL they'll cease to exist in a year.  I mean, they'd still be an entity, but like who cares. 

In other words, I agree with Alex. 
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 09, 2010, 04:29:50 AM
I have a new contender for the "worst ad" category: 1 hour and 44 minutes into the Jan 7th podcast it was mentioned that one advertiser has quit the show specifically because of Ian's rational position on child sexuality.  Any idea which advertiser that was?
The Free State Project?

I'm a little behind on the podcasts, but if it's the FSP you would have noticed there absence in ads by now right?  Or do you think contracts have to carry out for the time allotted, then they'll peace out?

More likely it's the "our family tips",
You know the one  that goes, (paraphrasing from memory):

"Our tip today is how to get your child to eat healthy food.  At dinner time give your child a choice between two healthy options.  Chances are, it's not the food he's against but rather being forced to eat something he has no choice about, so give them the choice between brussels sprouts and their boyfriends jism. This tip was brought to you by blah blah blah."

I was just kidding. You may be right about the fam tips.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 13, 2010, 08:31:46 PM
"Quietus" - the tinnitus remedy.

This was also the name of the Gov. issued suicide kit seen in the movie Children of Men :)




Also.. the damn neck voice. I just heard it announcing the call in numbers for the show.. "grrblegrrrbbb grrbbe gggggrrrbble 9231"
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on January 15, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
Our family tip today is how to pimp out your seven year old daughter so that you can get on the Maury show.

This makeup manufactured by Nestle, "Whore Rouge," is perfect for giving your kid the confidence of an adult as well as bringing sexy back. Make sure to give her a choice whether to have it applied by Daddy or for the makeup gun to be used on her face.

Remember, today's family tip is brought to you by Nestle, which didn't quite understand what advertising on a libertarian talk show meant.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 15, 2010, 08:19:02 PM
Our family tip today is how to pimp out your seven year old daughter so that you can get on the Maury show.

This makeup manufactured by Nestle, "Whore Rouge," is perfect for giving your kid the confidence of an adult as well as bringing sexy back. Make sure to give her a choice whether to have it applied by Daddy or for the makeup gun to be used on her face.

Remember, today's family tip is brought to you by Nestle, which didn't quite understand what advertising on a libertarian talk show meant.
lol you love those ads don't you?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 15, 2010, 08:35:21 PM
Our family tip today is how to pimp out your seven year old daughter so that you can get on the Maury show.

This makeup manufactured by Nestle, "Whore Rouge," is perfect for giving your kid the confidence of an adult as well as bringing sexy back. Make sure to give her a choice whether to have it applied by Daddy or for the makeup gun to be used on her face.

Remember, today's family tip is brought to you by Nestle, which didn't quite understand what advertising on a libertarian talk show meant.

 :P
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Corey "Cizzle" Moore on January 18, 2010, 02:40:32 AM
Our family tip today is how to pimp out your seven year old daughter so that you can get on the Maury show.

This makeup manufactured by Nestle, "Whore Rouge," is perfect for giving your kid the confidence of an adult as well as bringing sexy back. Make sure to give her a choice whether to have it applied by Daddy or for the makeup gun to be used on her face.

Remember, today's family tip is brought to you by Nestle, which didn't quite understand what advertising on a libertarian talk show meant.

lmao
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on January 18, 2010, 08:44:29 PM
Tim Lewis, who fought in operation "Iraqi Freedom" telling military members they've EARNED special RIGHTS and privledges for killing little brown people............... ON YOUR FEET!!!!!!

That ones gotta take the cake for sure above all other spots on the show.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: shezmu on January 19, 2010, 05:44:22 PM
Tim Lewis, who fought in operation "Iraqi Freedom" telling military members they've EARNED special RIGHTS and privledges for killing little brown people............... ON YOUR FEET!!!!!!

That ones gotta take the cake for sure above all other spots on the show.


^^^ Yeah, you really can't top that short of FTL voluntarily putting up National service ads.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 19, 2010, 06:22:54 PM
Tim Lewis, who fought in operation "Iraqi Freedom" telling military members they've EARNED special RIGHTS and privledges for killing little brown people............... ON YOUR FEET!!!!!!

That ones gotta take the cake for sure above all other spots on the show.


^^^ Yeah, you really can't top that short of FTL voluntarily putting up National service ads.

Yeah, everytime I hear that I think back to high school. We used to have assemblies on various things (drunk driving, shaken baby crap, etc) that the whole school would have to attend, and throughout these assemblies we would have LITERAL commercial breaks where they would turn on multiple projectors and play National Guard Commercials. Insane. I dont know who the recruiter bribed but NOBODY seemed to have a problem with it.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 19, 2010, 06:39:33 PM
I dunno y'all.. when I hear that one I start saluting like crazy. Makes me want to enlist and trade killing people, and not just brown ones- any ol' color, and get a good deal on a mortgage when I get done.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on January 20, 2010, 01:55:36 PM
I dunno y'all.. when I hear that one I start saluting like crazy. Makes me want to enlist and trade killing people, and not just brown ones- any ol' color, and get a good deal on a mortgage when I get done.


HAHA............... WORD!!!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cowcidile on January 20, 2010, 02:03:58 PM
Hey I am an ex-babykiller and I might have to check out what that commercial is selling one of these days.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: ElGuapo on January 21, 2010, 01:02:20 PM
I've never actually listened to the entire "On your feet..." commercial - dude sounds like a constipated old man with a mouthful of urine-soaked cotton - I mute or fast-forward the second I hear his "Attention!" - I don't even know what he's selling...and don't really care.

The #1 worst of all FTL commercials - in my opinion; is the irritatingly perky woman with the "your family today" tips - every time I hear her voice, I feel compelled to spit or drop a deuce - if I could actually force myself to listen to the commercial, I would be sure to avoid purchasing whatever she's selling.

Old "Attention!" fart man is the #2 worst FTL commercial for me.

The "How long can you hold your breath" commercial is #3 - though I dig the product and will probably purchase it eventually...I think he's the dude selling the water filters? Anyway; don't ask me a question and then answer it for me - how the hell does that douche know if "not long" was gonna be my answer? I can hold my breath for a pretty good bit, but that doesn't have good G-D thing to do with whether or not there's weird shit in my water. A better question to begin the commercial might have been; "How much weird shit is in your water?"

Lastly, #4 worst for me is Ian's voice doing the commercial that begins to name off all the random shit you could get at Amazon - I dig Ian; he's cool for a smarmy jackass, but his advertisements make me want to start a mosh-pit at work while Mark's stuttering, randomly syncopated ad-reading style is somehow soothing.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 04:56:48 PM
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 21, 2010, 04:57:35 PM
On my what?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on January 21, 2010, 04:58:00 PM
Trying to bump to page 4...












Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 21, 2010, 05:06:47 PM
I dunno y'all.. when I hear that one I start saluting like crazy. Makes me want to enlist and trade killing people, and not just brown ones- any ol' color, and get a good deal on a mortgage when I get done.


HAHA............... WORD!!!

 :P

Libman..!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 05:17:43 PM
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(Oh, and the color variations are not random.) (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=25071.0)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 21, 2010, 05:22:37 PM
Here's a commercial I do like on FTL. There ain't many of them, not enough for a thread, so I thought I'd put it here where Mark can read it if Mark is searching for instances of Mark in the forum.

Mark does a good read on the ad for selling gold. There's no spin, no emotional appeal, no neck-voice, especially no neck-voice. He reads the offer, states the deal and conditions, gives the info and that's that. That is the only style of advertising that I listen to.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 21, 2010, 05:23:03 PM
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on January 21, 2010, 10:44:07 PM
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cowcidile on January 21, 2010, 10:50:31 PM
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 11:06:43 PM
Attention all active duty members and veterans of the U.S. military - your proud service to your country entitles you at the right to participate in special VA loan program with benefits not available to the general public, like the ability to purchase a new home with no downpayment or mortgage isurance, or refile with cash-out of up to 100% of your current home equity with less strict credit criteria.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 11:07:45 PM
You are entitled to those benefits!  Review them online at varadio.com.  This is Tim Lewis from iFreedomDirect and a veteran of operation Iraqi Freedom.  I want you to know that as a member or veteran of the United States military you've earned special rights and priveledges.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 11:08:25 PM
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Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: spicynujac on January 21, 2010, 11:13:02 PM
As annoying as the large text was, that made me laugh, hard.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 21, 2010, 11:26:07 PM
Hey, it takes less time to PageDown through that than it takes to listen to one of those ads...
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 22, 2010, 12:07:19 AM
...Libman!

This one's for all my homies out there!
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(When will this casual style docuvertisement fad end? Shaky cam is one thing, but dang..)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 22, 2010, 12:07:38 AM
ON YOUR FEET!!!!


(http://kokoda.techrescue.org/media/respondkokoda07/Medium/jck-kokodaoct07-182-medium.jpg)

Gah!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 22, 2010, 12:37:23 AM
Tim
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Lewis

I'd like to chain that little zit of a human being up-side-down and see how many gallons of Gatorade can be poured down his asshole while I inject him with syringes filled with my secret sauce (SHU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale) ten million) and then slowly microwave him to a crisp!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on January 22, 2010, 03:25:30 PM
Tim
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Lewis

I'd like to chain that little zit of a human being up-side-down and see how many gallons of Gatorade can be poured down his asshole while I inject him with syringes filled with my secret sauce (SHU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale) ten million) and then slowly microwave him to a crisp!


How DARE you speak such horrors about one of our brave freedom fighters who sweat his ass off fighting for YOUR FREEDOM!!!!! You should be stuck in GITMO for saying such things. Without people like Tim Lewis running around  blowing shit up, where would we all be right now???........ WEARING BURKAS ON OUR HEADS..... thats where!!!!!
 Well maybe not us, but our wives and girlfriends for sure. So just be proud theres guys like Tim Lewis out there taking away someone elses freedom to live so you can have the freedom to live............ and um,............... well yeah.................................FREEDOM ISNT FREE and JESUS LOVES AMERICA!!!!!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on January 22, 2010, 06:40:37 PM
How DARE you speak such horrors about one of our brave freedom fighters who sweat his ass off fighting for YOUR FREEDOM!!!!! You should be stuck in GITMO for saying such things. Without people like Tim Lewis running around  blowing shit up, where would we all be right now???........ WEARING BURKAS ON OUR HEADS..... thats where!!!!!
 Well maybe not us, but our wives and girlfriends for sure. So just be proud theres guys like Tim Lewis out there taking away someone elses freedom to live so you can have the freedom to live............ and um,............... well yeah.................................FREEDOM ISNT FREE and JESUS LOVES AMERICA!!!!!

Take that ...Libman!

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w252/freddy1229/military/35dfcafff8001866dde976b7bd3ccf8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 22, 2010, 07:27:06 PM
Needs more boobs.  Here we go:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Bigfoot66 on January 27, 2010, 11:51:46 AM
HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH?...... *sigh* Not long! After Air, water is the most important....
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on January 27, 2010, 06:57:29 PM
Still needs more boobs...

(http://fotosa.ru/stock_photo/Fancy%20by%20Veer/p_2710159.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Skooma on February 01, 2010, 11:34:17 PM
Tim Lewis, who fought in operation "Iraqi Freedom" telling military members they've EARNED special RIGHTS and privledges for killing little brown people............... ON YOUR FEET!!!!!!

That ones gotta take the cake for sure above all other spots on the show.


^^^ Yeah, you really can't top that short of FTL voluntarily putting up National service ads.

Yeah, everytime I hear that I think back to high school. We used to have assemblies on various things (drunk driving, shaken baby crap, etc) that the whole school would have to attend, and throughout these assemblies we would have LITERAL commercial breaks where they would turn on multiple projectors and play National Guard Commercials. Insane. I dont know who the recruiter bribed but NOBODY seemed to have a problem with it.

Woah. The worst assembly I went to was the African American club being loud and obnoxious on stage and BLASTING music. I probably still have tinnitus from that fucking show. I almost passed out laughing though because a guy was heckling them as best he could over the REALLY FUCKING LOUD RAP MUSIC, which I guess made it worth it.

Did the recruiter say to the audience "Service guarantees citizenship" after the movie?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on February 02, 2010, 01:33:22 AM
Quote
Did the recruiter say to the audience "Service guarantees citizenship" after the movie?

Possibly, but at that time I wouldn't have got the reference.

Oh, and they wanted you to enlist so as to battle other people, not alien critters.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 04, 2010, 04:48:04 AM
Downsized DC's "you've gotta go to the blah blah blah Admin then the blah blah blah etc."

OMG

First time I thought it was funny.  Now I want to kill myself whenever I hear that god damned ad!

I understand the point of it is for me to get annoyed with bureaucrats, and fuck all I am!  But that god damned ad KILLS ME now.  They did a good job at getting me pissed and annoyed at the gov't.  But FUCK.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: yamnuska on February 15, 2010, 04:30:52 PM
ya gotta get a liscence to go outta business, hahahaha! That womens voice has become so annoying.

The fact that most of the ads sound so amateurish

The Palin add, Ian and Mark you two are truly whores to the dollar, I'm impressed.


Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Rillion on February 15, 2010, 04:46:46 PM
ya gotta get a liscence to go outta business, hahahaha! That womens voice has become so annoying.

I'm pretty sure that ad was made in 1973.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on February 16, 2010, 10:42:02 PM
unrelated: there is a billboard about impeaching Obama on my way to work now. :)

Probably put up by Repubs tho.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Corey "Cizzle" Moore on February 17, 2010, 12:25:02 AM
ya gotta get a liscence to go outta business, hahahaha! That womens voice has become so annoying.

I'm pretty sure that ad was made in 1973.

Oh I hate that ad SO MUCH
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: TimSully on February 17, 2010, 11:27:34 PM
THISISJUSTINCASEYOUCAREANDYAI'MTALKIN'TOYOU!

OHDONTWANNAREADMYPAMPHLETSLASHABORBALLOFMYIDEASTHATSOKGOEATMOREPOTATOCHIPSYOUSHEEPLEJACKHOLESYOU'LLADJUSTTOENSLAVEMENTJUSTFINE!!

Sorry dude, i know that guy is a regular caller so i feel a little bad for ripping on him but jeebus cripes you've gotta be kidding me.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 20, 2010, 08:17:08 PM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 20, 2010, 09:21:18 PM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on February 21, 2010, 03:06:28 AM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT

Definitely.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 21, 2010, 05:30:34 AM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT

Definitely.
All that screeching and hollering is annoying.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 21, 2010, 09:42:51 AM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT

Definitely.
All that screeching and hollering is annoying.

This is why I punch a bitch when she tries to turn screamer on me.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 21, 2010, 09:57:39 AM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT

Definitely.
All that screeching and hollering is annoying.

This is why I punch a bitch when she tries to turn screamer on me.
o.O
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on February 21, 2010, 07:37:13 PM
Agh.  The new Jim Cramer stock portfolio ad.

QFT

Definitely.
All that screeching and hollering is annoying.

PeeWee Herman always comes to mind. Can't help it.

(http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Video/040402/tdy_stone_peewee_040402.300w.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on February 22, 2010, 12:33:43 PM
As much as I hate the new Cramer ad, my ears still bleed every time Tim Lewis's whiny voice comes on
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: EotS on April 02, 2010, 10:19:04 PM
I think the "Edgington Post" infomercials for advertisers are getting up there.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: The Green Bastard on April 05, 2010, 09:15:19 AM
The new "ON YOUR FEET!" commercial now includes a "NINER".

Tim Lewis needs to get bent.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on April 05, 2010, 06:05:19 PM
No tellin' what today's kids mean with all that "insider lingo".
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 06, 2010, 02:42:51 AM
The new "ON YOUR FEET!" commercial now includes a "NINER".

Tim Lewis needs to get bent.

Just started watching Trailer Park Boys last week. I now understand your avatar image. Bubbles! He's the best character cuz he's so wise (unintelligent, but wise).
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: cvramen on April 22, 2010, 10:11:02 PM
Here's a commercial I do like on FTL. There ain't many of them, not enough for a thread, so I thought I'd put it here where Mark can read it if Mark is searching for instances of Mark in the forum.

Mark does a good read on the ad for selling gold. There's no spin, no emotional appeal, no neck-voice, especially no neck-voice. He reads the offer, states the deal and conditions, gives the info and that's that. That is the only style of advertising that I listen to.
Oh yeah, that one's good.

Though it's a good one, I am getting bored of the "Anti-gravity machine" ad.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 01, 2010, 08:33:18 PM
"DIMUN GUSSED GEANS"

*dikka-dar-dar-deer-dar-dar* (music)

"Putsa DIMUN GUSSED eyan tha crotch whar ya need it mowst"

*dikka-dar-dar-deer-dar-dar* (music)





..whar'd ah park mah fower wheller *hic*
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 01, 2010, 09:03:57 PM
HiI'mTedAndersonI'mputtingasilverdollarineverybook
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: voodoo on May 01, 2010, 10:49:30 PM
Go to parenthood.com.  Slash your family today!

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_T3lzrzH2fMo/SHJ5dEQiKzI/AAAAAAAABoE/Ks1ZHnJoygc/s400/hightension1.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Trillian on May 01, 2010, 11:47:25 PM
Go to parenthood.com.  Slash your family today!

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_T3lzrzH2fMo/SHJ5dEQiKzI/AAAAAAAABoE/Ks1ZHnJoygc/s400/hightension1.jpg)

That's stinking hilarious
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 15, 2010, 02:11:39 AM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 15, 2010, 06:58:32 AM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh

this! [Mark]
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 15, 2010, 09:39:59 AM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh

this! [Mark]

What do you want me to do about it?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 15, 2010, 10:41:22 AM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh

this! [Mark]

What do you want me to do about it?

Convince the advertiser to do something else?  You're the ad genius.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 15, 2010, 06:53:09 PM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh

this! [Mark]

What do you want me to do about it?

Convince the advertiser to do something else?  You're the ad genius.

The advertiser says the ads work for him, and I bet they do. In my professional opinion those are good ads. They are long, admittedly, but the hardest part of advertising in this world full of ads is to get people to pay attention to your ads. This conversation proves they have been effective. Plus, they track where their orders come from and FTL listeners are buying.

I do agree that many of the most annoying ads are the most effective, but I haven't figured out how to bring FTL to you without ads.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 15, 2010, 09:36:11 PM
Nature Bee call in ad.....ugh

this! [Mark]

What do you want me to do about it?

Convince the advertiser to do something else?  You're the ad genius.

The advertiser says the ads work for him, and I bet they do. In my professional opinion those are good ads. They are long, admittedly, but the hardest part of advertising in this world full of ads is to get people to pay attention to your ads. This conversation proves they have been effective. Plus, they track where their orders come from and FTL listeners are buying.

I do agree that many of the most annoying ads are the most effective, but I haven't figured out how to bring FTL to you without ads.

Yeah, it's the annoying part, not the part where it's advertising (or even that it's long.)  I think part of what it makes annoying is the sound quality on his end, and his mannerisms.  You probably can't do much about his mannerisms, but maybe you can at least get him to improve his phone equipment (maybe a good headset?)  If it didn't sound so much like a "long-distance" phone call, that might help.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 15, 2010, 10:40:57 PM
I do agree that many of the most annoying ads are the most effective, but I haven't figured out how to bring FTL to you without ads.

My critiques are coming from someone who is totally jaded on any form of advertising. I get lost in the production quality of ads, can't hear the message because I'm busy thinking about how poor the quality is, or simply how cheesy the attempt to sell is.. it's a result of having worked in media and advertising. I'm sick of all of it, but occasionally I'll see or hear an ad that's clever, or at least not annoying. Usually these ads are video- a medium that gives you much more to work with.

I'm also an online listener who doesn't tune in to many radio talk shows at all.. that whole scene is pretty wacky, dated.. stuck in the 80's somehow. You'd think that with all the vitamins, miracle cures & devices, gold, survival supplies, etc. that this target audience snaps up that they'd be the most healthy, wealthy, happy & prepared segment of the population.. but somehow that ain't the mental image I have of them.

So you have a good sized audience who is hip/up to date with technology, etc. which means they're familiar with clever ads and media on the same level as the Southpark show (first reference that comes to mind)- mixed in with the old school listeners who collect huntin' knives, flags and military paraphernalia.. it's a weird combo. The former group is just the sort to poke fun at the latter, that goes for the type of advertising that works on the latter group too.

I guess that's so.. I might be completely off, but I can't see a whole lot of your younger listeners rushing out to buy vitamins after hearing the Nature Bee ad.

If it's ad contains a hint of an emotional appeal, I ain't buying it. Production quality is low, I can't even pay attention since the attempt immediately becomes humorous - the "Ted Anderson Silver Dollar in Every Book" ad comes to mind- what the hell is that guy saying in that ad? All the words run together.

If any ad is making you money, I'm happy about it and hope that any comments poking fun at the advertisers doesn't impact your profits.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 16, 2010, 01:17:21 AM
the "Ted Anderson Silver Dollar in Every Book" ad comes to mind- what the hell is that guy saying in that ad? All the words run together.

That one is Ted's not mine. Ian is picky about sound quality and we have discussed Mike Buck's sound quality. I will work on that if I can, but he is calling from Hawaii. I might add that his ad is good enough for Michael Medved and several other Top 25 Hosts. I can't say who in our audience buys this stuff. We do have an odd mix. Our audience is much more skeptical than others. It doesn't make selling ads easy, but it is a refection for Ian and my attitudes towards life. So, it is difficult to complain too much about.

I can tell you it must be alot easier selling ads for Alex Jones. His listeners will believe anything he says. Mine don't believe me when I tell them the truth :).
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Rillion on May 16, 2010, 02:17:27 AM
I can tell you it must be alot easier selling ads for Alex Jones. His listeners will believe anything he says. Mine don't believe me when I tell them the truth :).

Some salesmen are successful because they're good at fooling their audience; others because they're good at fooling themselves.  Those who are left are stuck trying to sell something that is actually worth buying.   :)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 16, 2010, 11:29:34 AM
I can tell you it must be alot easier selling ads for Alex Jones. His listeners will believe anything he says. Mine don't believe me when I tell them the truth :).

Some salesmen are successful because they're good at fooling their audience; others because they're good at fooling themselves.  Those who are left are stuck trying to sell something that is actually worth buying.   :)

It's a pretty cynical way to put it, but I generally agree...I'd say a good salesman is someone who finds impressive products and sells them with integrity.  Having said that, the complaints I have with any the Nature Bee ads are related to their oddity.  I can listen to them, no problem, but I figured Mark would want to know if I thought they just don't sound right.  I can't say they've driven me away from the product, but they certainly haven't driven me toward it.  No, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's not far from "not very professional"--and no, I guess I don't know anything about advertising.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: EternityAblaze on May 17, 2010, 11:58:48 AM
That new ad that Mark pretends to talk to a guy on the phone for 2 whole minutes about some stupid supplement is annoying as hell.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 17, 2010, 03:06:34 PM
That new ad that Mark pretends to talk to a guy on the phone for 2 whole minutes about some stupid supplement is annoying as hell.

It is a ninety second script and he is a real guy really talking.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 17, 2010, 09:14:46 PM
I know you guys have to support the show with ads, but this Nature Bee one is particularly annoying. I'd rather listen to a standard commercial than the 'convrsation format'.

Being skeptical of supplements doesn' help either, but that's a discussion for another day.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 18, 2010, 09:41:03 AM
I know you guys have to support the show with ads, but this Nature Bee one is particularly annoying. I'd rather listen to a standard commercial than the 'convrsation format'.

Being skeptical of supplements doesn' help either, but that's a discussion for another day.

Nature Bee is one of our largest advertisers. It isn't chump change, just so you are aware.

The ad is unusual, no doubt but annoying is just another word for "it stands out".

The fact that you are skeptical of supplements is operative here. If the ad was for a product or service that you were very interested in then it wouldn't annoy you. Yes, some people don't like the ad, but we have generated great sales with this ad. That said, I am trying to work with Mike Buck about the audio on his end.

Complaints have been leveled about our ads as long as we have had ads. Someone always thinks that this or that ad is the one that is going to cause people to stop listening to the show and sink the liberty movement. Well, every time you suggest that we drop an advertiser; you infact suggest that we take a pay-cut, a sizable one in this case. Right now, Nature Bee is about 20-25% of our monthly revenue, maybe you could get together some other people that feel as strongly as you do. Since you all feel strongly, you can take the 20-25% out of your paycheck, as you have suggested that we do, and match Nature Bee's commitment.

You can email me for that amount if you are serious. I notice that there isn't an AMPlifier bar on you posts.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Osborne on May 18, 2010, 12:42:09 PM
I find the Nature Bee ads are growing on me over time. It's pretty impressive that dude is willing to call personally every night to promote his product.

I'll even order some when I get caught up paying the feds and Mark.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 18, 2010, 12:44:04 PM
Mark, I think it's obvious by now that there's an issue with this ad.  It's not just me, or one or two other guys.  You know if five (off the top of my head) guys speak up, it's bugging more than a couple people.  I don't know what you have to do with it to make it sound more credible (for the record, I don't have anything against supplements) but you're getting a pretty consistent message and blowing it off.

I wouldn't suggest sending away the advertiser, but I'd suggest taking it seriously.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: digitalfour on May 18, 2010, 01:06:50 PM
Just ignore it, stop being a little baby.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Rillion on May 18, 2010, 01:32:20 PM
I wouldn't suggest sending away the advertiser, but I'd suggest taking it seriously.

What does that mean?  If Nature Bee is paying to run the ad, then presumably they can run any sort of ad they want.  Unless FTL would somehow lose more money from people who don't like the ad than they would by refusing to run it, it's in their (and ultimately our) best interest to run it. 

Conclusion: Meh.  I don't like the ad either, but am perfectly capable of ignoring it if it brings in funding. 
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 18, 2010, 02:43:56 PM
I wouldn't suggest sending away the advertiser, but I'd suggest taking it seriously.

What does that mean?  If Nature Bee is paying to run the ad, then presumably they can run any sort of ad they want.  Unless FTL would somehow lose more money from people who don't like the ad than they would by refusing to run it, it's in their (and ultimately our) best interest to run it. 

Conclusion: Meh.  I don't like the ad either, but am perfectly capable of ignoring it if it brings in funding. 

What do you think it means?  It means Mark should want the ads to be good, and not bring down the image of the show.  I went out of my way to say I'm not suggesting sending the advertiser away because I know it's going to eventually be treated as the expected option.  It's not the option I expect to be exercised.  If it were me, I'd offer a nice professional live read, and the spot he already had on Edgington Post. 

I didn't bring it up.  I wouldn't have said anything, except there seems to be some agreement.  As far as I care, Mark can do NOTHING about it, but this rationalizing about how it's not an issue is bullshit.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 18, 2010, 02:44:55 PM
Just ignore it, stop being a little baby.

Fuck you.  Bringing up the issue isn't being a little baby.  Telling Mark "no really, it is an issue" is not being a little baby.  Telling people they're being little babies IS being juvenile.

Addendum
issu --> issue
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: digitalfour on May 18, 2010, 03:01:50 PM
Sorry, but anyone that is writing angry posts on the Internet about a silly ad instead of turning down the volume for a minute an hour is a little baby.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 18, 2010, 03:35:02 PM
Sorry, but anyone that is writing angry posts on the Internet about a silly ad instead of turning down the volume for a minute an hour is a little baby.

You should be sorry.  I mostly skip the live reads.  I'm an AMPlifier, which means I give a shit about the impression the show makes.  I'm not sorry for that.  Since you're an AMPlifier, you might want to give a shit too.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: gibson042 on May 18, 2010, 03:36:25 PM
I listen to the podcast, and skip forward past the Nature Bee ad but listen to live reads. I wouldn't buy the product anyway, and probably wouldn't avoid it because of the format, but it certainly doesn't help.

For the record, I purchased An Island Called Liberty during its initial run years ago, tried to buy A Kid's Journey to Getting Rich but never received it, and have considered the Tiger Light.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 18, 2010, 06:32:51 PM
I listen to the podcast, and skip forward past the Nature Bee ad but listen to live reads. I wouldn't buy the product anyway, and probably wouldn't avoid it because of the format, but it certainly doesn't help.

For the record, I purchased An Island Called Liberty during its initial run years ago, tried to buy A Kid's Journey to Getting Rich but never received it, and have considered the Tiger Light.

An Island Called Liberty didn't have an initial run with us years ago.

I would have made sure that you got A Kids Guide... had you emailed me about it.

Thank you for your patronage.

The Tigerlight is pretty cool. I need a holster for mine.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 18, 2010, 06:33:57 PM
I have given Mike Buck a new phone line to call in on. I hope this addresses, at least in part, the issues.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: gibson042 on May 18, 2010, 09:42:21 PM
An Island Called Liberty didn't have an initial run with us years ago.

I would have made sure that you got A Kids Guide... had you emailed me about it.

Hmm, well I definitely heard about An Island Called Liberty from FTL before I purchased it on July 20, 2007. And I'll keep the second point in mind for future reference. Thanks.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: EternityAblaze on May 18, 2010, 09:52:20 PM
Although I had said the Nature Bee ad is annoying too, I never said anything about removing them.  I totally understand the point of ads and I know ads are what keep the show alive.  Luckily for me, I found this nifty little key in my media player called "fast forward 10 sec".  Hit that a few times and my annoyance is gone!

Its magic!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: ForumTroll on May 18, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
As long as Mark will roll his eyes on cam while the other guy is talking, I will be satisfied.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 19, 2010, 02:57:50 AM
I never said I wanted FTL to drop an advertiser, Mark. Sorry if I gave that impression.

I'm just voicing my opinion on the format of this particluar one. If it helps, it's not as bad as "Chews for Health" was.

Have you considered interviewing Mr. Buck for Edginton Post? I'd be interested in hearing his story. 

Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on May 19, 2010, 03:36:42 AM
Just in case I havent mentioned this before, or if someone else has, as a side note:

Ian introduces Mark's interview, then Mark introduces his own interview.

Also, when Ian introduces it he uses a different name for the interview than Mark does.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 19, 2010, 03:59:05 PM
I never said I wanted FTL to drop an advertiser, Mark. Sorry if I gave that impression.

I'm just voicing my opinion on the format of this particluar one. If it helps, it's not as bad as "Chews for Health" was.

Have you considered interviewing Mr. Buck for Edginton Post? I'd be interested in hearing his story. 



I can do that.

Maybe someone could start a thread where they suggest interviews for Edgington Post. I just had a guy recently that said he could predict the locations of future earthquakes. I turned him down. Seemed to weird.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Rillion on May 19, 2010, 04:07:14 PM
I just had a guy recently that said he could predict the locations of future earthquakes. I turned him down. Seemed to weird.

I can too.  See, there are these things called fault lines, and...    :)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 19, 2010, 07:06:02 PM
On a more constructive note, I think the "Island Called Liberty" spot is well done. It gives you an "awww" moment when we hear about Jack. The Dell Valley Silver is another one that's easy on the ears.

I also completely agree about Aquasona. Bad ad, but likely a future buy for me.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on May 19, 2010, 07:20:00 PM
On a more constructive note, I think the "Island Called Liberty" spot is well done. It gives you an "awww" moment when we hear about Jack. The Dell Valley Silver is another one that's easy on the ears.

I agree with both points.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 20, 2010, 03:05:41 PM
I also completely agree about Aquasona. Bad ad, but likely a future buy for me.

I just decreased the frequency of how often the Aquasana ad will play.

Mike Buck interview scheduled for this evening. It should be somewhat humorous.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 20, 2010, 08:18:37 PM
Awesome. Look forward to hearing it
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on May 21, 2010, 02:08:18 PM
Hey Mark, the Mike Buck interview was good. I take back my criticisms of Nature Bee.

Had you guys ever mentioned that you had vetted Nature Bee before taking them on prior to this interview? I feel better about a product knowing that you two have put your seal of approval on it, haha.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on May 21, 2010, 02:30:44 PM
Hey Mark, the Mike Buck interview was good. I take back my criticisms of Nature Bee.

Had you guys ever mentioned that you had vetted Nature Bee before taking them on prior to this interview? I feel better about a product knowing that you two have put your seal of approval on it, haha.

They claim they support all the ads. Except of course the ones they have no control over.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 22, 2010, 12:23:58 AM
Hey Mark, the Mike Buck interview was good. I take back my criticisms of Nature Bee.

Had you guys ever mentioned that you had vetted Nature Bee before taking them on prior to this interview? I feel better about a product knowing that you two have put your seal of approval on it, haha.

Thanks for the kind words.

We know that our listeners are more skeptical than most. I think that is a good thing...mostly :). So, if we are going to endorse a supplement then we have to research it as best we can. We just searched it on Startpage.com. Nothing anyone couldn't do themselves, but we know that our listeners are going to do the research and they are going to get real cranky if we endorse something bad.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 22, 2010, 12:25:22 AM

I just decreased the frequency of how often the Aquasana ad will play.


The decreased frequency of Aquasana will begin 6-7-10.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: YixilTesiphon on May 26, 2010, 05:53:06 PM
DID YOU ROB BILL GATES???
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 26, 2010, 07:01:58 PM
DID YOU ROB BILL GATES???
That one is definitely not mine...and I agree. It sucks.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: YixilTesiphon on May 27, 2010, 04:27:01 PM
Mark Edge Mark Edge Mark Edge

Did you actually put any work into those weight loss pills? If not, isn't it fraudulent to say you did?

(Just put the Mark Edge stuff so you'd find it.)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on May 27, 2010, 04:30:56 PM
Mark Edge Mark Edge Mark Edge

Did you actually put any work into those weight loss pills? If not, isn't it fraudulent to say you did?

(Just put the Mark Edge stuff so you'd find it.)

I don't know what your question is really. It was my idea. My friend who does supplements then did some research and decided he would go halvsies with me. He produced it. I helped with the formulation. I market it. If you have any other questions, let me know.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: YixilTesiphon on May 27, 2010, 05:45:58 PM
Mark Edge Mark Edge Mark Edge

Did you actually put any work into those weight loss pills? If not, isn't it fraudulent to say you did?

(Just put the Mark Edge stuff so you'd find it.)

I don't know what your question is really. It was my idea. My friend who does supplements then did some research and decided he would go halvsies with me. He produced it. I helped with the formulation. I market it. If you have any other questions, let me know.

That answers my question. I was just surprised that Mark Edge the radio talk show host also got into that stuff, but fuck yeah for being entrepreneurial. Just surprised me and thought was weird, was all.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: digitalfour on May 27, 2010, 09:00:41 PM
Mark, I just wanted to say I like the PorcFest 2010 ad. Good idea, friend.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on June 07, 2010, 08:44:42 PM
Nature Bee canceled today, effective 6-18-10  :(
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on June 07, 2010, 08:50:15 PM
Do a call-in ad with VA radio

kidding, please dont.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: digitalfour on June 07, 2010, 09:40:44 PM
Nature Bee canceled today, effective 6-18-10  :(

I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: gibson042 on June 07, 2010, 10:14:14 PM
I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.

No, the spot definitely left some people with a negative reaction.

But I can honestly say that, even though I started skipping forward 90 seconds upon hearing Mike Buck's name after his first three calls, Mark's emoticon makes me genuinely sad that it's over.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on June 07, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
Nature Bee canceled today, effective 6-18-10  :(

Yes, but it seems the Universe has opened a pathway for "Tiger Claw Cleaner  !" (or something like that)

RrrraaAAawww!


-- did the NB guy say why?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on June 07, 2010, 11:00:54 PM
I still don't believe it's anything more than a placebo.

No, the spot definitely left some people with a negative reaction.

But I can honestly say that, even though I started skipping forward 90 seconds upon hearing Mike Buck's name after his first three calls, Mark's emoticon makes me genuinely sad that it's over.

I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: gibson042 on June 07, 2010, 11:08:42 PM
I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.

I'll admit that changing the referent for "placebo" from the product to its advertisements wasn't a good joke, but this response is still a little over the top. :wink:
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on June 08, 2010, 12:46:38 AM
What is VA Radio?

They canceled due to lack of sales. Nutritional supplements just don't seem to do that great on FTL. Maybe it is the nature of the audience, more skeptical or maybe we appeal to a younger audience that has less of a need for nutritional supplements.

You would be sad too, if you lost $2400 to $2700 a month :).

It isn't a placebo if you just take the claim that it is a good multi-vitamin. That is proven. Also, the thing that is always claimed about multies is that the body doesn't assimilate them as it does vitamins in food. Nature Bee is food. That right there gives real value to the product. I have already offered to buy Ian's remaining pills. He turned me down. I will be ordering them from Nature Bee when mine are gone. That should speak strongly about how I feel about the product.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on June 08, 2010, 12:54:44 AM
I dont think you understand what a placebo is dude. I think he means the nature-bee stuff is like acupuncture, they may be stabbing you in the back, but its all in your head.

I'll admit that changing the referent for "placebo" from the product to its advertisements wasn't a good joke, but this response is still a little over the top. :wink:

 8)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Pilot_MKN on June 08, 2010, 02:06:09 AM
What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on June 08, 2010, 02:15:25 AM
I'm disappointed the show lost the income, but I'm not disappointed this latest experiment  in avant garde advertising is over.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on June 08, 2010, 02:48:30 AM
What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.

Ugh. Least favorite. The content, the way its delivered, UGH!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on June 08, 2010, 01:36:03 PM
What is VA Radio?

That commercial with Tim Lewis  about getting benefits for being in the military.

I do not like the tone of that ad and would not do a live read for it. I have a lower bar for recorded ads.

The Buyer on that ad told me once that we were the best venue she had for that product.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: jacross on June 29, 2010, 05:19:31 AM
WAIT WAIT WAIT?

So you are saying that those Nature Bee ads really were live calls, and not just pretend live calls?

Really?  Really?

My mind is blown.  After a few listens I had come to the conclusion that they were pre recorded pretend live ads. 

I'm sad Mark that you lost the client.  Any cash that goes in your pocket makes my pants happy.  To be honest I skipped those ads on my podcast.  I do have a degree in Nutritional Science so colour me skeptical (or at least the wrong target audience for that product).

I'm really not bothered by the VA Loans program ads.  Maybe it's because I'm an Aussie and thus it doesn't hit close to home.  Maybe it's because I'm a filthy bureaucrat and thus already a whore to the gubmint...

I love the Family Tip ads by Nestle.  I actually find them quite cute and hell I'll drop some cash on Nestle products, particularly Ovaltine (I grew up on that shit).

The Aquasana ad I'm pretty neutral about.  I don't buy the bullshit about flouride in the water (there are different types of flouride, flouride is good for your teeth, it is not raping your mind) but the conspiracy elements of it don't make me go bananas.  I'd never buy that product so again, wrong target audience.

Tiger light ad makes me jealous.  As an Aussie, pepper spray and tasers are ridiculously illegal.  I can't carry anything for the purpose of self defence actually.  I wish I could have a Tiger Light....and a tote a sack.  I should look into that.

I still haven't gotten over that garbled ad about joining the military (it was on I guess about 6 months ago).  Has it ever been revealed what that ad was about?  It was freaky as but really compelling.

As an Aussie I guess I come into the ads pretty benign.  I figure most of the products I can't easily access and as such am not really sold by them.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on June 29, 2010, 10:25:45 AM
The Universe saw fit to direct the Tiger Claw to GCN. It is not one of FTL's ads.

Everyone of Mike Buck's calls were live.

The garbled military ad was a bit of performance art done by an artist who likes the show. The website that it one could barely discern was venordene.com.

Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on June 29, 2010, 03:17:52 PM
Tiger light ad makes me jealous.  As an Aussie, pepper spray and tasers are ridiculously illegal.  I can't carry anything for the purpose of self defence actually.  I wish I could have a Tiger Light....and a tote a sack.  I should look into that.

Eventually they'll make it illegal to have a sharp stick on your property.  Thanks for reminding us that we haven't lost everything...yet.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: feedmeliberty on July 07, 2010, 07:44:44 AM
I love that PCP ad - telling people to call police and ask about PCP. Is there a Youtube video on that? Maybe I heard it on LRN....
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on March 26, 2011, 10:30:31 PM
Can we get Tim Lewis back and ditch the "Business Shuiyts" guy?

"We got the whitest business shuiyts for your needs. Come get your business shuiyts. To get a discount on your business shuiyts use promo code ........ ... tuk. Free stitichin' on your white business shuiyts an 8 dollar value so come get some white business shuiyts."
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on March 29, 2011, 09:42:46 AM
Can we get Tim Lewis back and ditch the "Business Shuiyts" guy?

"We got the whitest business shuiyts for your needs. Come get your business shuiyts. To get a discount on your business shuiyts use promo code ........ ... tuk. Free stitichin' on your white business shuiyts an 8 dollar value so come get some white business shuiyts."

Ian and I were talking about what a "puker" that guy is. :)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on April 14, 2011, 11:23:50 PM
The live read just isn't working, Mark.

I thought maybe you could spice it up a little, personalize it. Maybe you could read it using a peculiar verbalization or something.. maybe you could jazz it up a little and say "shuiyts" instead of the old boring "shirts".
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 14, 2011, 11:35:44 PM
Can we get Tim Lewis back and ditch the "Business Shuiyts" guy?



I hate tim lewis.................HATE!

That ON YOUR FEET, welfare wantin', special rights and privileges takin cretin!!!

Dont listen to hellbilly on this one Mark. Please.

Just keep the shoits guy.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on April 14, 2011, 11:37:55 PM
But whatever you do, until you've made a decision, do not THINK ABOUT SAYING "shuiyts" during the live read. If you THINK ABOUT SAYING "shuiyts" DURING THE LIVE READ then you may end up PRONOUNCING IT LIKE "shuiyts" and you might not want to do that so don't SAY "shuiyts" DURING THE LIVE READ.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 01:05:58 AM
Shoits shoits shoits shoits shoits!
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 01:23:36 AM
I'm not complaining about the ad or anything but hearing Mark saying "I've started playing a free online game" reeks of bullshit to me lol. I checked out the game and was kinda hoping it would be a libertarian minecraft ripoff. I have no idea what it is. A trading game?  :?: :?:
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 15, 2011, 01:28:39 AM
I'm not complaining about the ad or anything but hearing Mark saying "I've started playing a free online game" reeks of bullshit to me lol.  

Yeah, all thats missing is "I've started playing a free online game on the world wide web"

Bless his little heart
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: samjackson on April 15, 2011, 03:04:40 AM
The white dress shirt ad announcer says the word "TUCK" in the most bizarre way I've heard.

Also, what is "Larry's Radio Countdown" and why doesn't it make any sense?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 03:21:21 AM
The white dress shirt ad announcer says the word "TUCK" in the most bizarre way I've heard.

Also, what is "Larry's Radio Countdown" and why doesn't it make any sense?

If you like to talk to tomatoes
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce aisle...
Have we got a show for you!
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales,
VeggieTaaaaales!

I used to watch all these videos as a kid. Back in Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran church I went to.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: FTL_Mark on April 15, 2011, 09:26:50 AM
I'm not complaining about the ad or anything but hearing Mark saying "I've started playing a free online game" reeks of bullshit to me lol. I checked out the game and was kinda hoping it would be a libertarian minecraft ripoff. I have no idea what it is. A trading game?  :?: :?:

I am playing it. I play it everyday. I am still not entirely sure what I am doing, but that is kinda true for me with anything on the internet. What can I do to make the ad sound more authentic?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 15, 2011, 11:22:19 AM
Just speak from the heart Mark. It always comes off as authentic. Unless of course, you dont like the game. Then embelish where you must.

Wouldn't wanna say "Yeah, im playing this online game and , f--k I dont know, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me yet, but im giving it a shot, and I think you guys should to, so go to www. blah blah blah.com and give it a try.

Just talk about the positives. Make it your own.

There was an old cattle guy from missouri who had a radio show on GCN until his death recently named Derry Brownfield. I remember him talking not too long ago about sponsors and whatnot and he said that he would talk about some product he used while doing the radio show that he wasn't even getting paid to promote, and because he spoke from the heart about it, his listeners knew he was being genuine. He said he would get calls from the makers of that product wanting to "buy" ads in the future due to the response they got from his listeners. He said he got better response from that product than stuff he was actually getting paid to sell on his show simply because he was being genuine about it and was under no pressure to sell it. Something to ponder maybe.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 02:42:36 PM
I'm not complaining about the ad or anything but hearing Mark saying "I've started playing a free online game" reeks of bullshit to me lol. I checked out the game and was kinda hoping it would be a libertarian minecraft ripoff. I have no idea what it is. A trading game?  :?: :?:

I am playing it. I play it everyday. I am still not entirely sure what I am doing, but that is kinda true for me with anything on the internet. What can I do to make the ad sound more authentic?

I have no idea. I cant figure out how to play it.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 15, 2011, 02:50:22 PM
Ok, now im curious. I haven't been listening to the show lately so I have no idea about the game is. Whats the link?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on April 15, 2011, 07:22:28 PM
Shoits shoits shoits shoits shoits!

That's all wrong. It's sshhhuuiyts. Shuiyts. As in "Mark will take his shuiyt off for a dolla bill."
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Fred on April 15, 2011, 07:23:21 PM
Shoits shoits shoits shoits shoits!

That's all wrong. It's sshhhuuiyts. Shuiyts. As in "Mark will take his shuiyt off for a dolla bill."

you bought one, didn't ya?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 11:15:04 PM
Ok, now im curious. I haven't been listening to the show lately so I have no idea about the game is. Whats the link?
http://www.minethings.com/
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 15, 2011, 11:38:15 PM
Ok, now im curious. I haven't been listening to the show lately so I have no idea about the game is. Whats the link?
http://www.minethings.com/

Mark, I think I've found the audio for the game ad on the show.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0INWRpI_I2o
[/youtube]

Ok, maybe when I have more time and patience to figure out what the fuck is going on here, I'll try it again.

I clicked the "skip tutorial" button immediately (bad move)
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: anarchir on April 15, 2011, 11:50:16 PM
Ok, now im curious. I haven't been listening to the show lately so I have no idea about the game is. Whats the link?
http://www.minethings.com/

Mark, I think I've found the audio for the game ad on the show.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0INWRpI_I2o
[/youtube]

Ok, maybe when I have more time and patience to figure out what the fuck is going on here, I'll try it again.

I clicked the "skip tutorial" button immediately (bad move)

As did I. I tried looking for the "game" part of it, couldnt find it. The home page is covered with bright pictures of spaceships...?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Turd Ferguson on April 16, 2011, 12:09:01 AM
I found a map and tried clicking stuff......... nothing.

Tried buying digging tools to find treasure but I dont know how to get points to buy stuff. Its a mess. I feel stupid.
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Japhet on April 16, 2011, 02:23:29 AM
Hi,  I'm the creator of Minethings.com and can tell you a bit about the game. 

At its core, it is a trading game and most of the professions are geared toward that.  Someone mentioned the map where you can see various cities where people live and work.  Each city has its own types of mines that you can buy using real-life cash or in-game gold.  Those wanting goods from another city must either move them there or buy from someone who already has.  This creates incentive to trade between cities.  There are pirates who try to steal from those en-route, and there are guards who try to defeat the pirates.  Then there are the fishermen who just want a peaceful journey to turn their bait into food but they too are subject to pirate harassment.  This is all player-vs-player and in real-time. 

I'd be glad to answer more questions if there are any.  I've opened a new thread here (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/general/minethings-qa/).
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 15, 2011, 10:06:35 PM
What is this new sponsor for Ridley Report? That little bit of singing at the beginning of the spot lately.. what's he singing?

"Sum dot fum dot com" ?

"Tons of fun dot com" ?

"Sum of bum dot com" ?

"Sun dop bun dot com" ?

"Sum dot fun dot com" ?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 18, 2011, 10:02:10 PM
"Thumbs dut bun dot com" ?

"Bums bot sun dot cum" ?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 18, 2011, 10:06:54 PM
"Summons Duck Farm dot com" ?
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: Sovereign Curtis on May 20, 2011, 08:16:26 AM
"Summons Duck Farm dot com" ?

Sam Iz Dat Farm dot com

http://samizdatfarm.com
Title: Re: Worst ads heard during FTL
Post by: hellbilly on May 20, 2011, 06:59:11 PM
"Summons Duck Farm dot com" ?

Sam Iz Dat Farm dot com

http://samizdatfarm.com

Now how could I have missed such a simply spelled URL in that radio jingle ?

The photos on their site look nice. Their ideas also sound good.. they really deserve a radio spot that will easily lead people to their site.